Sunflower Festival

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2019 Mountainair Sunflower Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10 am – 4 pm
Mountainair, New Mexico 87036

An arts festival for the whole family!


Arts & Crafts
Sunflower Hat Contest
Juried Art Show
Children's Games & Activities
Food Vendors
Art Raffle

The event is free and sponsored by the Manzano Mountain Art Council, supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. More on Facebook.

Sunflower Schedule of Events

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Night of Enchantment Flyer 2019

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer at this year’s Mountainair Sunflower Festival! Many positions are available that weekend. Sign up here.

Artists & Vendors

We accept artist, arts and craft, and food vendors for the Mountainair Sunflower Festival. For indoor art exhibits, work must be original and executed by the exhibiting artist. It is a juried arts and crafts show with 25 spaces. Outside space is not juried but work must be handmade by the seller. For more information and to apply, click the link below. No applications will be accepted after Monday, August 19, 2019. 

Indoor art exhibits

  • Space is limited to 25 artists and this exhibit is a juried section of the Festival. Apply early.
  • Work must be original and executed by the exhibiting artist. No imported kit, prefabricated or commercial objects will be accepted.
  • Awards are Best of Show—$100; and 2 Honorable Mention—$50 each
  • $30 indoor space of 8 x10 feet (if the application is received before July 1, 2019)  
  • $40 indoor space of 8 x10 feet (if the application is received after July 1, 2019, and space is available)  

Outdoor arts and crafts exhibits

Crafts for sale in this section must be handmade and original. This section of the Festival is not juried.

  • $20 outdoor space of 10 x10 feet (if the application is received before July 1, 2019) 
  • $30 outdoor space of 10 x10 feet (if the application is received after July 1, 2019.)
  • $10 additional fee for a corner space if available 

Download 2019 Artist/Vendor application here.

Accommodations — Make a weekend of it!
Come for the Sunflower Festival and stay for the weekend at one of the comfortable accommodations below. Mountainair offers easy access to the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument with ruins at three sites: Quarai, Abó, and Gran Quivira. Mountainair is known as the “Gateway to Ancient Cities” due to its proximity to the ruins. Visit our interesting shops and restaurants and take a walking tour of our community murals.

Turner Inn & RV Park (Pet Friendly)
This independently, American owned motel and RV park is situated at the east end of Mountainair and offers a friendly and inviting atmosphere at affordable prices. Rooms come with refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, DirecTV, WiFi, and free long-distance phone.  An on-site patio area with BBQ, a laundry facility, and a hospitality/exercise room are available for guest use. The RV park comes with full hook-ups, free WiFi, and a shower house. Tent campers are welcome. Big rig parking is available. Reservations and Rates: 505-847-0248.

Casa Manzano Bed & Breakfast
Casa Manzano Bed & Breakfast is located on a foothill overlooking the Manzano Mountains. Accommodations open onto a central garden courtyard. The design synthesizes environmentally sound construction, traditional Southwest materials, and innovative contemporary features. Owner Guy Seiler will happily welcome you to his lovely retreat. Reservations and Rates: 505-384-9767.

Two Ponyz Ranch

Two Ponyz Ranch is a spacious 40-acre ranch adjacent to the Cibola National Forest. Situated among plentiful piñon and juniper on red-colored land that rolls and climbs towards the Manzano Mountains, Two Ponyz offers a real taste of New Mexico’s best — brilliant blue skies along with mountain and mesa views that stretch for miles. The guest house features a kiva fireplace, heated stone floors, jetted tub, FREE WiFi and FREE Dish TV. There is also a stable, should you want to bring along your horses. Check the website for special offers. Reservations and Rates: 505-847-0245.

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